H.M.S. Onslaught (1915)

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H.M.S. Onslaught (1915)
Pendant Number: G.22 (1914)
G.41 (Jan 1917)
G.40 (Jan 1918)
G.8A (Jun 1918)[1]
Builder: Fairfield[2]
Ordered: Nov 1914 (2nd Order)[3]
Launched: 4 Dec, 1915[4]
Completed: 3 Mar, 1916[5]
Sold:

H.M.S. Onslaught was one of one hundred and three destroyers of the "M" class built for the Royal Navy during the Great War.

Service

Onslaught joined the Twelfth Destroyer Flotilla in February, 1916,[6] and operated with it at the Battle of Jutland.[7]

On 29 October 1917 Onslaught was grounded and an A.B. was drowned. An Court of Enquiry fixed blame on Commander John Ouchterlony Barron, who had only been appointed in command three days previously. Barron was superseded in command by Hamilton Edward Snepp on 26 November.[8]

In May, 1918, Onslaught transferred to the Third Destroyer Flotilla, being then one of just two destroyers.[9]

Onslaught was reduced to C. & M. Party at Portsmouth on 17 October, 1919.[10]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 66.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 79.
  3. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 66.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 79.
  5. Friedman. British Destroyers. p. 308.
  6. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (March, 1916). p. 12.
  7. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. p. 34.
  8. Barron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/10. f. 214.
  9. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (May, 1918). p. 12.
  10. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 817.
  11. Kindell. Royal Navy Roll of Honour Part 2. p. 244.
  12. Owen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/219. f. ?.
  13. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 396.
  14. Owen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/219. f. ?.
  15. Barron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/10. f. 214.
  16. Barron Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/10. f. 214.
  17. Snepp Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/553. f. 553.
  18. Snepp Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/553. f. 553.
  19. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 854a.

Bibliography


"M" Class Destroyer
Admiralty Design (Three Funnels)
Matchless Murray Myngs Milne Moorsom
Morris Mons Marne Mystic Maenad
Manners Mandate Magic Moresby Marmion
Martial Mary Rose Menace Mameluke Marvel
Mischief Mindful Nonsuch Negro Nessus
Noble Nizam Nomad Nonpareil Norman
Northesk North Star Nugent Obedient Obdurate
Onslaught Onslow Opal Ophelia Opportune
Oracle Orestes Orford Orpheus Octavia
Ossory Nestor Napier Narborough Narwhal
Nicator Norseman Oberon Observer Offa
Orcadia Oriana Oriole Osiris Paladin
Parthian Partridge Pasley Plucky Portia
Pheasant Phoebe Pigeon Plover Penn
Peregrine Pelican Pellew Petard Peyton
  Prince Pylades Medina Medway  
Thornycroft Specials (Three Funnels)
Mastiff Meteor Michael Milbrook Minion
Munster Nepean Nereus Patrician Patriot
  Rapid Ready  
Yarrow Specials (Two Funnels)
Miranda Minos Manly Moon Morning Star
Mounsey Musketeer Nerissa Relentless Rival
Hawthorn Leslie Specials (Four Funnels)
  Mansfield Mentor  
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